Man fined for abusing speed camera operator

A man from Bradford has been fined more than £500 after admitting to a public order offence against a Safety Camera van operator.

Last August, 24 year old Hamzah Mahmood stopped his vehicle which blocked the safety camera van and then verbally abused the operator. 

The man, from Queens Road in Bradford, was arrested and charged with a public order offence causing harassment, alarm or distress and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

Bradford Magistrates fined him a total of £587. 

“West Yorkshire police enforce speed limits on behalf of the Safety Camera Partnership with the aim of preventing deaths and serious injuries on the road network,” commented Paul Jeffrey Head of West Yorkshire Police’s Prosecutions and Casualty Prevention Unit. “Our safety camera enforcement officers are committed to preventing loss of life and serious injury as a result of excessive speed. Threats and abuse towards these staff, who are working to keep communities safe, will not be tolerated. These incidents will be investigated and wherever possible offenders will be prosecuted.”

(File picture – Road Safety Support)


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